Diavolo in the Details

Come fly with Diavolo, tempts the new South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center. Diavolo, which literally means both “day” and “I fly,” features an eclectic group of dancers, gymnasts, and actors that redefines dance through dynamic movement, trust, and teamwork. The award-winning performing arts troupe from Los Angeles will be in Miami for a series of performances and master classes. With their outrageously surrealistic and large-scale interdisciplinary performances — think larger-than-life-size everyday items such as doors, chairs, and stairways — the Diavolo performers will fly, leap, and spin the audience into another dimension. According to Eric Fliss, managing director of the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, he was looking for a troupe that was family-friendly and dynamic yet fit with the aesthetics of the new center. “Diavolo uses large architectural props onstage. Since the building is an amazing architectural structure, I thought Diavolo’s sculptural elements would mirror and reflect the architecture of the building.” The recently opened center was designed by the internationally renowned architecture firm Arquitectonica and represents the first state-of-the-art cultural venue in the southern part of the county.
April 29-30, 8 p.m., 2011

 
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